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Monday, 21 November 2016

Monday 21st November 2016

Rain early on then again from mid-morning is not conducive to getting a lot done. Another new Blackcap just goes to show how late in the autumn some of the migrants coming into this country from eastern Europe for the winter arrive on our shores. Yesterdays fat bird weighed in at 21.9 g whereas today's was a third lighter at 16.7 g illustrating how much aviation fuel (fat) some individuals burn up just to get here. A Fieldfare was here first thing with the highlight of a walk around the site between the rain being 4 Meadow Pipits at the north end. Offshore sea watching tedious with a couple of hours producing just 2 Gadwal south plus 2 Common Scoter north apart from a dose of Cormorants & seagulls.

Ringing: 1 Blackcap